Take Des Moore, a correspondent who knows nothing of what is happening on the left or in the universities.
Moore blames the Socialist Workers Party for the student protests, but the SWP is a spent force, a pale imitation of what it was. The emerging protest movement is clearly autonomous and anarchist inspired.
Further, Moore calls protestors “left wing fascists”, but he knows that the left fought against fascism and Nazism very effectively.
Lawrence McGowan bemoans the lack of “respect”, but lacking respect is not a criminal offence.
Certainly, the lying politicians and the police, who nearly killed a protestor with a truncheon blow to his skull, do not deserve any.
Finally, Nigel Boddy, whose limp calls for campaigners to support minor regional parties and the Greens totally fails to confront the crisis in legitimacy and democracy that lets the rich pay no tax and tries to make us pay for the crisis the banks caused.